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Holographic Interferometry Applied To External Osteosynthesis : Comparative Analysis Of The Performances Of External Fixation Prototypes
Author(s): Pierre Jacquot; Pramod K. Rastogi; Leopold Pflug
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Paper Abstract

The use of external osteosynthesis in the healing and the management of fractured bones is in rapid progression. The method employs an external rigid frame which is mounted to keep the fractured bones in state of immobilisation by means of percutaneous transfixing pins traversing the bones. In this paper, holographic interferometry is used to investigate the mechanical behaviour of the ball-joint - a central element in the fixation frame - sub-jected to realistic loads. Besides, the work has permitted to compare several models of this piece (of comparable handiness) as to their characteristics of rigidity and of resistance to slipping.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 1983
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 0398, Industrial Applications of Laser Technology, (26 October 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935368
Show Author Affiliations
Pierre Jacquot, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Pramod K. Rastogi, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
Leopold Pflug, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0398:
Industrial Applications of Laser Technology
William F. Fagan, Editor(s)

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